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·Play/Stopbutton. Click once to start, and again to stop. You can also press the Space bar, Return key, or c-right arrow for this purpose. (Or avoid the buttons altogether and double-click the movie itself to start or stop playback.) Tip: You can make any movie play automatically when opened, so that you avoid clicking the Play button. To do so, choose QuickTime PlayerPreferencesPlayer Preferences, and turn on "Automatically play movies when opened." QuickTime Player (Free Version) ·Selectionhandles.These tiny black triangles appear only in the $30 Pro version. You use them to select, or highlight, stretches of footage. ·Volume. If you like, you can make the soundtrack louder or softer by dragging this slider with your mouse or clicking in its "track." You may fnd it easier, however, to press the up or down arrow keys. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION QuickTime Player vs. QuickTime Player Pro Every time I launch QuickTime Player, I get this stupid ad about upgrading to QuickTime Pro. How can I get rid of it? Easy one. Click Later, and then Quit QuickTime Player. Open System Preferences; click Date & Time. Reset your Mac to a date far beyond its obsolescence point--the year 2020, for example. (If necessary, turn off "Use a network time server" on the Net- work Time tab first.) Close the window. The next time QuickTime Player shows its ad (which it does only once a day), click the Later button for the very last time. Quit the program, reset your clock to the correct date, and enjoy the fact that you've played a little trick on the program's calendar-watching feature. You'll never see the ad again--at least not until 2020. All these shenanigans are only necessary, of course, if you've decided not to upgrade to QuickTime Player Pro, whose additional editing playback and exporting features are documented in this chapter. For $30, Apple will sell you a password that turns your copy of QuickTime Player into QuickTime Player Pro. (To obtain this password, call 888-295-0648, or click the Upgrade Now button to go online to To record your password, choose QuickTime Player PreferencesRegistration. Your password gets stored in your Home folder LibraryPreferences folder, in a file called QuickTime Preferences. (Remember that when you upgrade to a new Mac.) Once you've upgraded, you gain several im- mediate benefts--not the least of which is the permanent disappearance of the "upgrade now" advertisement. Now QuickTime Player is QuickTime Player Pro, and it's capable of editing your movies, as described later in this chapter. It can also import many more sound and graphics formats, and--via the FileExport command--convert sounds, mov- ies, and graphics into other formats. chapter14:quicktimeplayer 337